German renewable energy group WPD’s said Wednesday it was planning erecting a 500-600-megawatt offshore wind power park off KorsnÃ¤s on Finland’s Gulf of Bothnia coast.
If built, the generators would quintuple Finland’s wind power generating capacity.
Esa Holttinen, the chief executive of WPD Finland, said the company would begin an environmental impact assessment on a windfarm comprising up to 120 mills. The cost of building the farm would range between 750 million and 1.2 billion euros.
The windfarm would begin to start generating power in 2012 at the earliest.
9 May 2007
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